The oldest scholarly society in North America dedicated to
the study of books and manuscripts as physical objects.
It is my great pleasure to write to you as the new Executive Director of the BSA.
I am honored to be at the helm with Council and Officers as we enter a new phase of growth in bibliographical community. Under the steadfast leadership of Presidents Martin Antonetti and now, Barbara Shailor, our organization has developed and is now implementing new statements of mission and values to guide us in our work to play a more visible role in the larger scholarly community.
At our Annual Meeting in January 2019 the Bibliographical Society of America will elect the Council Class of 2022. Three councilors will serve three-year terms (2019–2022).
BSA members are welcome to nominate their colleagues in the Society for seats on the Council. Read on for more information.
I am pleased to announce the appointment of Erin Schreiner as the new Executive Director of our Society. After a year-long discussion, the Council decided at the annual meeting in January 2018 to recruit a full-time Executive Director. Council took this decision to better meet the diverse needs of its members and to more effectively promote the importance of bibliography in the 21st century. Because of the prudent management of our financial assets, and the strong leadership of the Council, it has been possible to create a full-time position.
The Bibliographical Society of America (BSA) seeks qualified applicants for the position of Executive Director. This is a new, full-time position that will provide dynamic leadership to one of the country’s oldest and most important humanistic societies.
As BSA looks to revitalize itself and play a more visible role in the larger scholarly community, the Executive Director will bring creativity, imagination, and energy to this new strategic direction. The Executive Director will work closely with BSA leadership to expand and diversify membership, enhance programing, create a more robust communications profile, and forge new partnerships with other scholarly organizations and societies. In addition, the Executive Director will work with BSA leadership on major issues of planning, finance, fundraising and development, and the general business of the Society.
This is an exciting opportunity for someone with proven initiative, a demonstrated knowledge of the field, and a desire to further the mission and values of BSA. The successful candidate will bring to the position a combination of scholarly and administrative skills that will uniquely position her/him to fulfill the challenges of the job.
The Nominating Committee presents the following slate for approval at the Annual Meeting on January 26, 2018:
President: Barbara Shailor
Vice President: Michael T. Ryan
Secretary: Jennifer Lowe
Treasurer: G. Scott Clemons
Council Class 2021
Adam G. Hooks
Michael Suarez, SJ
Council Class 2020
Council Class 2019